Can I have dental treatment if I have a cold sore?

Can I have dental treatment if I have a cold sore?

Simple answer? No….. it’s dangerous for both you and the dental team. Cold sores are re-activation of the herpes simplex virus. Like all viruses, they are contagious and pose a risk to others. The herpes simplex virus is spread by contact with saliva or through...
How to clean teeth properly

How to clean teeth properly

Not uncommon in families is to remind children to brush their teeth properly, but do we all know what that is – and do we do it ourselves? Brushing your teeth is important for general oral health, as well as keeping your smile free of staining. But it can also give...
Avoiding Tooth Erosion

Avoiding Tooth Erosion

Avoiding Tooth Erosion Whilst tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body, it requires care and attention to ensure that it does not become damaged over time.  Enamel can vary in both thickness and hardness, in colour from person to person, and even from...

Tam’s Story

I was recommended to Dr Young by my partner as I had been experiencing real difficulties with sensitive teeth which were causing me a lot of trouble. The pain I was experiencing was so bad that it ruined one cruise holiday; I felt so awful that I was constantly...